Bird Vet Melbourne

(03) 9808 9011

Bird Vet Melbourne for outstanding veterinary & behavioural care for birds

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Bird Vet Melbourne is the only specialist bird vet hospital in Melbourne with three avian veterinarians  Drs Pat Macwhirter, Phil Sacks and Anne Fowler all have post graduate qualifications in Bird Medicine and have trained in Australia and overseas. Pat is one of a handful of registered bird specialists in Bird Medicine in Australia, a qualification she has held since 1993. Our thee avain vets have extensive practical avian experience and have received awards for the contribution they have made to the profession and the wider community. They are up to date on current treatments and have written books as well as scientific and conference papers.

To enable bird owners to provide the best possible care for birds we know that a good understanding of bird behaviour, nutrition, husbandry and health care are all important. Supporting our bird veterinarians we have bird behaviouralist Kate Mornement who is able to help owners with basic and advanced bird training using positive reinforcement techniques and, working in conjunctions with our veterinary team, to  help owners deal with complex challenges such as aggression and  feather destructive behaviour. Together with our veterinary nurses - Natasha, Kim, Jessica and Eva we are passionate about helping owners to have healthy, beautiful and amazing relationships with their pet birds. 

At Bird Vet Melbourne you can be confident that you will be fully supported with excellent care and sound advice relevant to the individual species of birds that you keep and that you’ll be well equipped to make the best ongoing health care and treatment decisions. With fully equipped examination rooms, diagnostic facilities and pharmaceutical stores tailored for bird patients, we provide on-the-spot assistance for all bird health and medical needs.

Part of the bird keeping community

Formerly called Highbury Veterinary Clinic, Burwood Bird  Hospital has been an integral part of the bird keeping community for over 30 years. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of bird carers. Our clients know by experience that they can rely on us for sound advice and treatment options and that their birds will be in the very best hands with our experienced team.

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*Dogs and cats are also catered for at the clinic (see )

Bird Vet Melbourne - Caring pet bird avian veterinarians.
The only specialist bird vet hospital in Melbourne with three avian Veterinarians. Bird Vet Melbourne is open 7 days a week. Please call the clinic during office hours to make an appointment with the avian vets and specialist bird vet.    Need a bird vet ? We treat pet birds including  Parrots, chickens , pigeons, Eccys, budgies, Lorikeets, canaries, budgerigars, cockatiels, Ducks, finches and more. Chicken vet. Dr Phil is an AQIS vet.. For reviews see


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